Wilmington Rec Announces 8 Basketball Programs For Kids, Teens & Adults

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department is prepping for a basketball season that is sure to be amazing!  Don’t miss out on these opportunities to involve your family in some hoop action!

The deadline for the Rec. Basketball League is Tuesday, October 6. Register ONLINE or by mail or visit the Recreation Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.  You can find the link for online registration HERE.  Forms for leagues (for mail-in or drop-in registrations) can be found HERE.

REC. BASKETBALL LEAGUE (WRBL):

Grades 3 – 8, $78, November 30 – February 6, no 12/24 – 1/1 or 1/18.  This will mark the 53rd year for Wilmington Recreation Basketball! There are 9 Saturday games and one weeknight practice each week, with separate divisions for boys and girls.  Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 6.  Late registrations will be accepted based on availability; late registrants pay a $20 fee.  Volunteer coaches are needed.

Kinder Basketball (Ages 4 – Kindergarten):

$37, 4 Weeks, Saturdays, October 31 – November 21, West Int. School Gym
Choose from:  8:30 – 9:20 a.m., 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
It all starts here! Learn and best of all – have a “ball”!  Parents are invited to attend part of the last class for a demonstration of the newly skills!

Jr. Basketball (Grades 1 – 2):

$37, 6 Weeks, Saturdays, January 2 – February 6, Shawsheen School Gym.
This instructional league introduces the basics.  Teams play a staggered schedule of hourly sessions that include drills and scrimmages.
Registration deadline is Thursday, November 12.

High School Hoops! (Grades 9 – 12):

$21.  An opportunity to play basketball in the winter.  Keep in shape and have fun playing some organized pick-up!

  • Freshmen Boys: Mondays, November 30 – February 1, no 12/28 or 1/18, 8 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Sophomore Boys: Thursdays, December 3 – February 4, no 12/24 or 12/31, 8 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Freshman/Sophomore Girls: Tuesdays, December 1 – February 2, no 12/29, 8 – 9:30 p.m. (Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 7)
  • Junior/Senior Hoops: Thursdays, December 3 – February 4, no 12/24 or 12/31, 8 – 9:30 p.m.

Coach Clinic (Grades 9 – Adult):

Free, Shawsheen School Gym
Choice of Thursday, October 8 or Tuesday, October 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
This class is mandatory for all first-time student volunteers who would like to be Recreation Basketball coaches or assistant coaches to earn community service hours, and is recommended for any coaches wishing to improve their skills.  Learn to run a fun and effective practice, review the rules we play by and get some tips for game day.

Referee Clinic (Age 15 – Adult, must be 16 by 12/1/15):

Free, Shawsheen School, Mondays, November 2 & 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Learn or review the skills necessary to be a Recreation basketball referee.  The Clinic will include classroom instruction and floor work.  Priority hiring for WRBL referee positions will be given to those who attend the clinic.

Adult Open Gym (Ages 18 and up):

$5 per night, 16 weeks, Woburn St. School Gym
Wednesdays, December 2 – March 30, 8 – 9:30 p.m.
Drop in for an informal night of pick-up basketball.

35+ Basketball:

$52 + $21 shirt fee (if needed), 8 Weeks, North Intermediate School Gym.
Wednesdays, January 6 – March 2, no 2/17, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. games. This league offers those ages 35 and over structured team play with refereed games for fun and fitness.  Players without a 35+ mesh shirt must pay shirt fee.

Celtics Tickets are available for sale!   A great holiday gift!

Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls, Friday, January 22, 7:30 p.m., Loge 6: $77 or Balcony 328: $42
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat, Saturday, February 27, 3:00 p.m., Loge 6: $77 or Balcony 320: $42

We hope to see everyone on a court this winter!

(NOTE: The above information was provided by the Wilmington Recreation Department.)

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